Denise Barnhart

Phone: 803.663.4320


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Music Education West Virginia University Masters in Administration and Supervision, Southern Wesleyan University

Denise Barnhart


Welcome to music at Byrd Elementary.  I love music and am looking forward to sharing that love of music with my students at Byrd!  I have taught music in PA, WV, NC and SC to grades K-12.   I also have served as a church pianist and music director in many of those states as well.  I am currently the music director at Trinity United Methodist Church in Aiken.

When I am not making music, I am watching sports, going to the Y, or visiting my children or family.  I also have a cat named T'challa and a grand puppy named Scarlette.

Because of the current closure of schools, I sent home a packet of music enrichment ideas for your children that includes a code that they can use to access, which is the online music curriculum used by Aiken County Public Schools.  There is a copy of the entire packet under the resources tab on my page, as well as other activities that you can download and use with your children.  Please check back as I will update it and add more activities.  If you have any questions, you can contact me at